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Likelihood to Recommend

CIC Plus

CIC Plus was designed to set up local and state taxes for employees in the payroll system. Taxes were not being set up for work locations and there was a lot of manual entry as well as audits that had to be done to set up employees properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

I would definitely recommend Octopus HR if companies need every employee, not just one HR team, to use it. I think it's too much and would suggest something like Taleo for one team to use.Key questions would be: Do you need a simple platform? Are you using this just for your HR team or will everyone need access? Is the way employees request PTO at your company disorganized?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CIC Plus

  • CIC Plus sets up state and local taxes for employees' home addresses.
  • CIC Plus is easy to use.
  • CIC Plus offers an I-9 service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

  • It's simple. I really appreciate that the layout of Octopus HR isn't something I have to question. I know where to look for something because it's clearly labeled, that's more than I can say for a lot of other HR systems I've seen.
  • Support. If I ever have a question about setting something up, or if something goes wrong, they're always on top of it. For instance, I had no idea how to set up employee photos on our accounts. I tweeted them and they responded right away, I'm based in LA and they're a UK company, I was impressed that they were able to respond right away. They make sure their customers are taken care of.
  • Great self guide. If there's ever an ordinary question I need answered their "Octopus Guide" is very thorough and walks you through everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CIC Plus

  • CIC Plus needs to set up the local taxes for employees' home and work location.
  • CIC Plus does not automatically set up taxes for a new hire unless the new hire goes to CIC Plus website and fills out the paperwork.
  • CIC Plus needs to have an automatic feed for every new hire that automatically sets up ALL the home and work location taxes for the employee.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

  • Adding employee photos. That's definitely something I think is hard to figure out on your own.
  • An easier way for users to retrieve their passwords. Sometimes I notice even when employees put in all the correct information, the system doesn't recognize it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CIC Plus

CIC Plus 1.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Employees don't complain about it! If anything they've commented on how nice of a tool it is to have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CIC Plus

CIC Plus 1.0
Based on 1 answer
CIC Plus does not set up all the taxes that are necessary to pay employees properly and this left the employer wide open for tax penalties and interest for taxes that were not paid properly and timely.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

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No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

CIC Plus

CIC Plus 1.0
Based on 1 answer
CIC Plus promised us a product that would set up taxes for employees home and work location and it did not do this as promised
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

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No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

CIC Plus

BSI Tax Profile works to set up taxes for employees Home and Work location. It works as designed and requires a lot less auditing of employees' tax set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Very different platforms. You get a lot of bang for your buck using Octopus HR. It's a much more modern and simple layout and that's something forward thinking companies definitely enjoy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CIC Plus

  • I wasn't involved in the cost aspect. I was the administrator of the CIC Plus system.
  • CIC Plus caused us to owe back taxes on local taxes that were not automatically set up for employees.
  • The taxes that were not paid timely had interest and penalties associated with them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

  • Employee efficiency. There's never a question of who I request my time off with. The program sets up line managers who take in all the requests.
  • Less wasted time. Contact info and photo are very visible and easily accessed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CIC Plus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

CIC Plus Editions & Modules

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Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR) Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$1.501
  1. Per User Per Month
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